lowfog01 wrote:Hello everyone,
Freddy, Millworker - I am wondering where it is that you get your news from.
Great point here. I too believe it is almost impossible to get balanced news from one source. So, I try to listen to both sides Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, Rove on the right and NPR, MSNBC, colbert/stewart on the left. I grit my teeth, listen to both sides, and try to form a balance opinion.
lowfog01 wrote: When he [Bush] was in office I knew that when my children went to sleep at night they had a better chance of waking up unharmed then they do now. Unfortunately, my 14 year old knows this, too. It's not rocket science. This belief is shattered now that Pres Obama has ordered the closing of Gitmo.
I am having difficulty understanding your logic. 775 detainees have been brought to Gitmo. 420 of them have been released UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, including Al-Shihri. Where is your outrage toward Bush for releasing more than half of the detainees? Obama has ordered the closing of the camps, not the release of the remaining 250 detainees. I don't believe the details on what the complete plan for these detainees is?
lowfog01 wrote: News sources other then the Mainstream Media report that anywhere between 18 and 60 of former residents of Gitmo have been recaptured on the battlefield, trying to kill Americans and innocent bystanders. Did you hear that on the news? The most famous former resident is now the head of Al-Qaida in Yemen.
yup, all released by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Not Obama. And is it 18 or 6o that have been recaptured? I would think it would be easy to quantify, not an estimation? Sounds to me like a lack of FACTS. When the Pentagon decides to release names, details, and evidence I will change my opinion and concede that more terrorists were released UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.